|Place of birth||Broken Hill, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Adjery Road, Kadina, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs E H Hanton, Adjery Road, Kadina, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Blackboy Hill, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||16th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/33/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||16th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 7 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, france, 14 June 1916.
Wounded in action, and taken prisoner of war, 11 April 1917.
Repatriated from Germany, and arrived in england, 6 December 1918; granted leave until 11 January 1919.
Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 3 January 1919; discharged, 29 March 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 86 days.
Admitted to Military Hospital, 28 April 1919 (mental disease); transferred to Military Hospital, Napsbury, 1 May 1919; to Lord Derby War hospital, Warrington, 21 July 1919; note on file: 'No improvement in mental condition: still depressed and deluded.'
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 9 December 1919 (mental case); disembarked, Adelaide, 24 January 1920; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 18 June 1920.
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalDeath attributed to War Service.
|Miscellaneous details||Second given name incorrectly recorded on Embarkation Roll as Roy.|
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||West Terrace Cemetery|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, HANTON Arnold Lester Ray|